Dhaka, November 21 (H.S.): A delegation of 37 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly has arrived on a five-day visit to Bangladesh under the leadership of Principal Biswajit Daimari. Biswajit Daimari, leader of the delegation and Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly, has invited the Assamese living in Bangladesh to return to Assam if the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) comes into force in India. Meanwhile, four members of the delegation met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday and exchanged courtesies. During the meeting, they discussed trade, increasing connectivity with India’s northeast, sources said.
On November 19, a delegation of 37 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly of India came on a five-day visit to Bangladesh led by Biswajit Daimari. 37 MLAs and representatives of two cultural organizations have come with a special itinerary to improve Bangladesh’s relations with Assam. One of these is Bihu and the other is a large traditional Bagrumba dance troupe. There are eight artists in each group.
Brahmanbaria District Magistrate Mohammad Shahgir Alam welcomed the delegation of Assam Assembly when they reached Bangladesh through Akhaura Integrated Checkpost in Agartala at nine in the morning on November 19. From there, he left for Dhaka at ten in the morning. DG welcomed them in Dhaka. The delegation visited the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum. On that day afternoon meeting along with dinner at night with HE Kujendralal Tripura Member of Parliament from Parbatya Khagrachari. There they participated in a cultural program by exchanging views with a large group of people.
On the second day of the five-day visit yesterday, November 20, they met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and later Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal. There was a discussion about Bangladesh’s trade and border with Assam. A four-member delegation led by Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimari has invited Prime Minister Hasina to visit Assam. The party included President Biswajit (BJP) along with Leader of Opposition Debbrat Shaikia (Congress), MLA Hafiz Basir Ahmed Qasimi (AIUDF) and Ramendra Narayan Kalita (AGP). Apart from this, the representatives of the Assam Legislative Assembly also met with the Minister of Commerce Tipu Munshi and the Principal of the Members Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury. Later they also visited some factories in Bangladesh.
Today, November 21, the delegation left for Gopalganj. Gopalganj District Magistrate Sahida Sultana welcomed them there. Under the management of Gopalganj district administration, they are visiting government institutions including various industrial establishments.
The MLA’s team will visit various factories and establishments of ‘Pran’ company in Narsingdi tomorrow on November 22. After that they will attend the lunch at the invitation of Pran.
Besides, MLAs will also visit an Assamese village in Rangamati. Assam cultural team along with the delegation will participate in some cultural programs in Dhaka. They will also participate in a cultural exchange program at Rangamati. After the tour, the delegation of the Assam Legislative Assembly will return to India from Dhaka on November 23.
Biswajit Daimari, the principal of the 37-member legislative party of the Assam Legislative Assembly, has invited Assamese living in Bangladesh to visit Assam. Talking to reporters here today, Biswajit Daimari said, he has invited the Assamese living in Bangladesh to return to Assam if the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) of India comes into force. Daimari said that more than 500 Assamese families are living in Bangladesh. There are Assamese-Bangladeshis in villages known as Asambasti in Bangladesh. Bangladesh government has already recognized Assamese as ‘Assam’. Most Assamese write their surname as ‘Asam’ in Bangladesh. Besides, those Assamese are also benefiting from all the projects of the Bangladesh government.
Incidentally, according to the official list, the delegation of the Assam Legislative Assembly includes Speaker Biswajit Daimari, Gahpur MLA Uppal Bara, Bijni MLA Ajay Roy, Ratabari MLA Vijay Malakar, Lamding MLA Shibu Mishra, Silchar MLA Dipayan Chakraborty, Mariyani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, Saruppathar MLA Bishwajit Phukan, Dum Dad. MLA Rupesh Goala, Nazira MLA and Leader of Opposition Debbrat Shai Kia, Former Minister and current Samaguri MLA and Deputy Opposition Leader Rakibul Hussain, South Shalmara MLA Wazed Ali Chowdhury, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee Executive President and North Karimganj MLA Kamalax De Purkayastha, Chaikgaon MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed. , MLA Vasant Das of Mangaldai, MLA Shivamani Bara of Batdraba, MLA of West Goalpara Abdur Rasid Mandal, MLA of Lahrighat Dr. Asif Mohammad Nazar, Amguri MLA Pradip Sarkar, Barakshetri MLA Digant Barman, Jaleswar MLA Aftab Uddin Mollah, Katigara MLA Khalil Uddin Mazumdar, former minister and Barakhla MLA Misbahul Islam Laskar, West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Dergaon MLA Manojaluk Bharali, Dergaon MLA Vendrabhogar Bharali. and his wife Swarnlata Talukdar, Hafiz Basir Ahmed Qasimi of Paschim Bilasipara, Dhing MLA Aminul Islam, Sonai MLA Karim Uddin Barabhuiyan, Jania MLA Rafiqul Islam, Katlichra MLA Sujam Uddin Laskar, Jania MLA Ashraful Hussain, Algapur MLA Nizam Uddin Chowdhury, Udalgurin MLA Sumatari Govind. , Tamulpur MLA Jalen Daimari, Sidli MLA Jayant Basumtari and East Kokrajhar MLA Lawrence Islari. Some officials of the Assam Assembly Secretariat are also with them.
It may be mentioned here that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited New Delhi in the first week of last September and invited the Chief Ministers of the seven states of the northeastern region of India to visit Dhaka. Although the Chief Ministers have not yet visited Dhaka, the Silchar-Sylhet friendship festival and the visit of 37 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly to Dhaka will discuss various issues of relations, according to official sources.
Delegation meeting with Prime Minister Hasina, discussion on increasing connectivity with North East India